Top 10 inspiring women inventors and their greatest inventions: Infographic

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Unfortunately, we will never know how many women inventors were there before the 20th century. Women were not able to own property – not just in the U.S., but also around the world – until after the turn of the 20th century. That not only applied to home ownership but also to owning intellectual property and patents.

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How much major music streaming services pay artists: Infographic

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Artists have been at odds with streaming music services over the royalties they receive since Spotify arrived on the scene in 2011.  And now that Apple Music has entered the music streaming wars, the question of how much each music service pays artists is as rife as ever. But without a clear explanation of who’s paying what, it’s easy to find yourself using Taylor Swift as a barometer of artist fairness.

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Could we run the entire world on solar power?

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We all want to find an alternative to fossil fuels as soon as possible. The most viable answer to the planet’s energy needs is visible to us any time we look upward. The amount of solar energy that hits just 1 square mile of this planet over the course of a year is equal to 4 million barrels of oil, and the energy that hits the Earth in a mere 40 minutes can fuel all of humanity’s energy needs for a year. Isn’t that incredible? (Infographic)

 

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Crowdfunding will provide $65B to boost the 2014 global economy

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A new law will allow entrepreneurs to equity crowdfund from anyone with the cash and the interest.

Crowdfunding is really big and it’s only going to get a whole lot bigger.  If you’ve been skeptical of all the crowdfunding buzz, consider this: By the end of 2014, crowdfunding is estimated to add at least 270,000 jobs and inject more than $65 billion into the global economy, according to estimates from crowdfunding platform Fundable. (Infographic)

 

 

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In the future everyone will be an entrepreneur

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Companies will get rid of the traditional worker and replace them with entrepreneurs.

There are many theories and studies that shred light on the future state of the American job market, like futurist Thomas Frey, who in 2012 predicted that two billion jobs would disappear by 2030. Whether or not you agree with this statement, what is true is that change is inevitable. (Infographic)

 

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No Homework! Why Finland’s school system is the best in the world

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Homework is rarely given until students are teenagers.

Our education system is failing our students. There are also a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do or not to do with our own. (Infographic)

 

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Top religion in the U.S. is christianity. Here’s the second-top in each state.

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In the U.S., Christianity is the largest religion by a wide margin: more than three-quarters of Americans identify as Christians. Buddhism is second. The data comes from a 2010 census sponsored by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies.

 

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Sharing is the new buying: Insights into the Collaborative Economy

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A new report, Sharing is the New Buying, offers important insight for big brands who are grappling with the emergence of the Collaborative Economy, and for the startups that are driving this growth. The collaborative economy is a powerful movement in which people are getting the things from each other, it’s a combination of trends like the sharing economy, maker movement, and co-innovation. (Infographic)

 

 

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